Robert Rombout (Amsterdam, 1953) has lived and worked in Brussels since 1975. Teacher at St.Lukas, Brussels film & art school (LUCA) . He is co-founder and executive of the Doc-Nomads international Master. He has been an independent documentary-maker for over 35 years. All films were shown on television and festivals. He was a guest-teacher at the University of Paris8 & Strasbourg. He is a regular teacher at SKDA Hanoï, AUT & ALBA Beirut and ESTC in Lisbon. He gives workshops in Brazil, China, Russia & France.
Sovetskaya is a historic quarter in the Yasamal district of Baku. Until the very beginning of its demolition, it functioned according to its own rules. This quarter was considered dangerous to outsiders, but its inhabitants were protected by a ‘code of honour ’and ‘local authorities’.
He visited Sovetskaya twice in 2019; first as an outsider later as a loyal visitor.
Sovetskaya Revisited is a photo-guided tour through this quarter, but also a view inside the mind of the photographer.
Exhibition will be available on 11 May 16:00